Brahms: String Quartet No. 1; Piano Quintet

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All Music Guide - James Leonard
This disc of Brahms' "String Quartet in C minor" and "Piano Quintet in F minor" played by Quatuor Ebène is proof that great performances of the composer's chamber music are as likely to come out of France as out of Germany. It's not that the French group sounds anything like a German group; the ensemble is as tight but more flexible, the tone is as rich but more pungent, and the tempos are as cogent but more flexible, both individually and as an ensemble. The French ensemble is nevertheless as deep under the skin of the music as any German group, driving the quartet's dramatic outer movements while probing its pensive central movements, but with the fresh perspective of a...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
This disc of Brahms' "String Quartet in C minor" and "Piano Quintet in F minor" played by Quatuor Ebène is proof that great performances of the composer's chamber music are as likely to come out of France as out of Germany. It's not that the French group sounds anything like a German group; the ensemble is as tight but more flexible, the tone is as rich but more pungent, and the tempos are as cogent but more flexible, both individually and as an ensemble. The French ensemble is nevertheless as deep under the skin of the music as any German group, driving the quartet's dramatic outer movements while probing its pensive central movements, but with the fresh perspective of a group from across the Rhine. Joined by pianist Akiko Yamamoto in a ferociously passionate account of the "Piano Quintet," this disc will be mandatory listening for anyone who likes Brahms' chamber music, particularly for anyone who thinks the composer's music ought only be played by Germans. Virgin's digital sound is rich and ripe, but wonderfully detailed and present.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/6/2009
  • Label: Erato
  • EAN: 5099921662225
  • Catalog Number: 16622
  • Sales rank: 160,984

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–4 String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 51/1 - Johannes Brahms & Alain Lanceron (34:58)
  2. 5–8 Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34a - Johannes Brahms & Alain Lanceron (43:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Quatuor Ebène Primary Artist
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Quatour Ebene

    The Quatour Ebene is truly a unique quartet. Beyond their youthful French charm, the quartet has a distinctive musical approach and supreme technique. I find that their newest release showcases just that. I like how the quartet takes on the challenge of performing a work from the German composer Johannes Brahms. The quartet plays on a sensational technical level with each note having its own expressivity. And while the quartet is technically astute, the overall sound is lush, colorful and well-rounded. What a sensational disc!

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